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Ironically, emphasizing the need for this very forum, there were serious attempts by the Zionist lobby to prohibit it from taking place, including an unsuccessful lawsuit! Today we will hear Professor and forum organizer Sut Jhally, distinguished activist Angela Davis, moderator Vijay Prashad, and Nation columnist Dave Zirin. Next week we will feature the other speakers, Linda Sarsour, Roger Waters, and Marc Lamont Hill. After all of this, we read Nada Elia's comments in Mondoweiss on the...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Not Backing Down, UMass, Vijay Prashad, Sut Jhally, Angela Davis, Dave...
This week we again have the privilege of hearing Susan Abulhawa's remarkable keynote address at the recent conference sponsored by Washington Report on Middle East Affairs. Susan is a renowned Palestinian writer and activist and founder of the organization Playgrounds for Palestine. As a speaker and promoter of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) Movement, she is appearing at many venues. As her introducer explains, Susan first had a successful career in biomedical science, after which...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Susan Abulwaha, Washington Report, Dickens, arms sales, Haidar Eid, BDS,...
Our feature presentation today is British author and journalist Ben White. He speaks about his new book, Cracks in the Wall: Beyond apartheid in Israel Palestine. He spoke at the Jerusalem Fund and Palestine Center in Washington,DC. Before that, we hear Gaza professor Haider Eid on the insulting remarks of Jared Kushner as he introduced his nonsensical Palestine/Israel "peace" plan.
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Ben White, Cracks in the Wall, Haider Eid, Jared Kushner, peace plan,...
Today we repeat for you a program recorded at Harvard Law School exclusively for This Week In Palestine. It is an exploration of international law as it relates to the US/Israel occupation of Palestine. Of course international law applies to all signatory countries, although the US and Israel, when they decide that the law should not apply to them, have no problem flouting it, about which you will soon hear. The speaker is Jamil Dakwar of the ACLU, introduced at a student sponsored event at the...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Jamil Dakwar, ACLU, Harvard Law School, international law, occupation,...
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Our feature presentation today is a talk delivered to this years annual conference of the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs in Washington DC delivered by Grant Smith of the Institute for Research for Middle East Policy. He is a frequent contributor to the Al Jazeera News Service, speaking on Israel’s clandestine nuclear program, which to this day it continues to absurdly claim, does not exist. And of course because Israel wants to continue this charade of non existence, we go along...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Grant Smith, nukes, nuclear program, clandestine, charade, Teaching...
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We spend a good deal of time on This Week In Palestine exploring the power of the Israeli lobby because of the significant role it plays in the manipulation of Congress, the president, the media, and therefore the American people. Walter Hixson, Professor of History at Akron University, has written a new book, "Israel’s Armor: The Israeli Lobby and the First Generation of the Palestine conflict," that traces the roots of the Israeli lobby all the way back to the birth of the Zionist...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Walter Hixson, Israel's Armor, Israeli Lobby, Zionist movement, Ramzy...
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Jun 8, 2019 Host John Roberts, presenting Jim Clancy, Miko Peled, and Ali Abunimah
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Our presentation this morning takes a long critical look at the media coverage of the Palestine Israel struggle through the eyes of three seasoned journalist activists who have covered this story for years. First you will hear from Jim Clancy, who began covering the Palestinian struggle from Beirut when the PLO was ensconced there, and continues his coverage to this day. Second you will hear from Miko Peled, well-known as the general’s son, who grew up in Jerusalem, has enormous credibility,...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Jim Clancy, Miko Peled, Ali Abunimah, seasoned journalists, media...
This week we take a look at the sweep of the history of the so-called peace process, which, as it is often said, is more about process than about peace. Palestinian scholar and author Khaled Elgindy, who has been in the middle of this process as a consultant to the PLO for years, has written a new book called The Blind Spot that takes a critical look at this painful process from the inside. Here he speaks to an audience at the Jerusalem Fund and Palestine Center in Washington DC about his book...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Khaled Elgindy, PLO, Blind Spot, Balfour, Trump, Truth and Justice Radio
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First, Ali Abunimah puts his finger on the cause of Israel's endless bombing and shooting campaigns against the 100%-imprisoned population of Gaza, especially the nonviolent protesters near the gates: Israel is very happy to continue these murders, with the impunity granted to them by the international community. They can sell weapons to other warring countries, saying they are "battle-tested," as though shooting unarmed civilians involves a "battle" with two sides. Then our...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Ali Abunimah, Joseph Massad, Jewish/Democratic State, Nation-State law,...
The feature presentation this morning is an address to a conference organized by the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs in Washington DC. by Brad Parker. Parker is International Advocacy Officer & Attorney at Defence for Children International, Palestine section. DCIP is an advocacy and legal group seeking to defend Palestinian children, who continue to face major abuse, including incarceration, at the hands of the Israeli military. As Parker reports, when children encounter Israeli...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Brad Parker, Rashida Tlaib, Congress, Defence for Children International,...
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The news service Al Jazeera has produced a 4-part film exposing the inner-workings of the Israeli Lobby. Israel found it so damning that it leaned heavily on Qatar, where Al Jazeera is headquartered, to force the film’s producers to not release the film…and they have not. This act of censorship has caused an enormous controversy. Somehow the Electronic Intifada obtained the film, "The Lobby - USA," and made it available for viewing on its website. You can view it there at...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Ali Abunimah, Electronic Intifada, Israeli Lobby, covert influence...
Today we start with an excerpt from Palestinian Remi Kanazi's brilliant performance at Harvard, commemorating Israeli Apartheid Week. Born 1981, Kanazi is a tour de force, a bundle of energy who is part poet, part stand up comedian, and part social commentator based in New York City. All 3 parts are evident in his performances. He is the editor of the anthology of hip hop, poetry and art, Poets for Palestine (2008), the author of two collections of poetry, Poetic Injustice: Writings on...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Remi Kanazi, Noura Erakat, Khuri Peterson-Smith, Apartheid,...
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This Week In Palestine was created by Sherif Fam and is continued in his memory. Your host is John Roberts. Our feature presentation today is a recorded forum held during Apartheid Week at Harvard University. It features Cornel West, Dimi Khalidi, and Marc Lamont Hill. It begins with introductions by the moderator, Jamila Huessein. But first, we begin with words out of Gaza, where that imprisoned population just celebrated the one year anniversary of the Great March of Return. It was highly...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Haidar Eid, Cornel West, Dimi Khalidi, Marc Lamont Hill, Harvard,...
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This week we have the privilege of hearing Susan Abulhawa's remarkable keynote address at the recent conference sponsored by Washington Report on Middle East Affairs. Susan is a renowned Palestinian writer and activist and founder of the organization Playgrounds for Palestine. As a speaker and promoter of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) Movement, she is appearing at many venues. As her introducer explains, Susan first had a successful career in biomedical science, after which she...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Susan Abulwaha, Washington Report, Dickens, arms sales, Eidar Eid, BDS,...
This week we focus on water … the water crisis in Palestine. As most of us know, Israel has expropriated most of Palestine's water resources for the benefit of its Jewish population, including settlers in the West Bank, feeding their households, swimming pools, lawns, and other whims. A tiny fraction is still allowed for Palestinians. We have as our guest Nidal Al-Azraq, Executive Director of the organization 1for3. 1for3 works year-around to develop models for the preservation and...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Nidal Al-Azraq, 1for3, water, Gaza, Walk for Water, Ali Abunimah,...
Today we finish up our presentation of the reportback by Nancy and Hubert Murray and the Reverend Mariama White Hammond. Last week we featured Nancy and Hubert Murray's presentations. As promised, this week we feature White Hammond's presentation, followed by the very rich question and answer discussion. This was a particularly inciteful reportback because of the historical perspective offered by this particular delegation. Rev. White-Hammond is an advocate for ecological and social justice,...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Mariama White Hammond, BDS, Israeli lobby, campus groups, Swarthmore,...
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Today our entire program is devoted to a reportback from a trip to Palestine by Nancy and Hubert Murray. They spoke recently at Boston University, along with Reverend Mariama White Hammond, whom we will hear next week along with a very rich question and answer period. Nancy Murray has traveled to Palestine-Israel some 18 times since 1988, which explains why her observations and analysis are so well credentialed. She has led several delegations, including this one, as well as the first one our...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Nancy Murray, Hubert Murray, reportback, ACLU, Truth and Justice Radio
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The Great March of Return continues in Gaza, as does the slaughter by the Israeli snipers who openly shoot at protesters walking toward the wall that imprisons them in Gaza. Several of the protestors have died, but mostly the snipers shoot to maim, aiming at feet and legs. Imagine the barbarity of a nation which imprisons Gazans behind a huge wall, to have its soldiers shoot unarmed Gazan protestors when they get too close to that precious wall! Today we will hear Ahmed Abu Artema, a founder of...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Ahmed Abu Artema, Great March of Return, Gaza, Israeli snipers, shoot to...
"Cries for Intersectionality are at the center of organizing efforts for a host of social movements, the intersection of various liberation movements moving in solidarity against common oppressors. ... The movements for Black liberation and the movement for Palestinian liberation are front and center in this organizing effort. There is long history of these two movements allying together going all the way back to the civil rights era when SNCC publicly identified with the Palestinian...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Black solidarity with Palestine, SNCC, progressives, financial support,...
We report on Al Jazeera's undercover investigation of the doings of The Israel Project. This has not received the attention it deserves, especially now that newly elected Representative Omar has gone public at great risk, saying AIPAC is responsible for her colleagues' wrongheaded actions. Glenn Greenwald offers comments about the ongoing battle. Finally, Professor Leila Farsakh presents a wide-ranging analysis of the current political situation in Palestine in meticulous detail.
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Ilhan Omar, AIPAC, Congress, Glenn Greenwald, Leila Farsakh, Truth and...
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Mar 12, 2019 TJR producer Stan Robinson
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We hear from two insurgent members of the Democratic Party of a "Green New Deal," the purpose of which is reducing CO2 emissions with an eye to heading off global climate disaster. Is there anything missing or wrong with the Democrats' "Green New Deal"? Who better to answer that question than the actual standard bearers of the Green Party! Those standard bearers are Ajamu Baraka and Jill Stein, past and future candidates for vice president and president of the USA. The term...
Topics: Green Party, Green New Deal, Ajamu Baraka, Jill Stein, AOC, Ed Markey, CO2, global climate...
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Mar 5, 2019 Host John Roberts
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The Promised Land Museum, a photo and video installation, was recently displayed at Friends Center, Cambridge, MA. You can learn more about It and see its videos at http://promisedlandmuseum.org/. It was developed by Dr. Steven Feldman, who was brought up in a strict Jewish family and community. Through this installation, he challenges us to exercise Jewish values in an examination of the occupation of Palestine by Israel. The Jewish Museum of the Palestinian Experience was founded to provide a...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Steven Feldman, Max Carter, Nancy Murray, Promised Land, Jewish Museum of...
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Eran Efrati reports that he left the IDF because he objected to what it does. He spoke in great detail recently in Boston on policing and the U.S.-Israel Deadly Exchange. The Deadly Exchange consists of American and Israeli police visiting each others' countries, all expenses paid, nominally by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and other captured but supposedly respectable NGOs, but ultimately borne by U.S. taxpayers, to learn their counterparts' "best practices" and...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Eran Efrati, Deadly Exchange, police, security, best practices, IDF, ADL,...
Today we hear a presentation by social scientist and pollster Khalil Shikaki. He is professor of Political Science and director of the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research in Ramallah, Palestine. Since 2005 he has also been a senior fellow at the Crown Center for Middle East Studies at Brandeis University. This Week In Palestine recorded this presentation at Harvard University. For over 25 years he has been measuring public opinion in both Palestine and Israel, especially as it...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Khalil Shikaki, Harvard, Brandeis, pollster, opinion polls, two-state,...
Today we have for you a program recorded at Harvard Law School exclusively for This Week In Palestine. It is an exploration of international law as it relates to the US/Israel occupation of Palestine. Of course international law applies to all signatory countries, although the US and Israel, when they decide that the law should not apply to them, have no problem flouting it, about which you will soon hear. The speaker is Jamil Dakwar of the ACLU, introduced at a student sponsored event at the...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Jamil Dakwar, ACLU, Harvard Law School, international law, occupation,...
Josh Ruebner, Policy Director at the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights, is followed by Lamis Deek, Palestinian civil rights attorney in New York City. We see this repression in a myriad number of forms. For example, Trump's cutoff of the U.S. share of UNWRA funding; ending bilateral "humanitarian" assistance from AID; closure of the PLO office in Washington DC; transfer of the U.S. Embassy from TelAviv to Jerusalem; and the dissolution of the U.S. Consulate General in Jerusalem....
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Josh Ruebner, Lamis Deek, Trump, Palestinian, surreptitious, criminalize,...
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Today we offer two presentations from the same forum, a conference sponsored by the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs. First we hear from Virginia Tilley, professor at Southern Illinois University, addressing the issue of the unpleasant smell of apartheid in every Israeli proposal of a "solution." They don't like the word, so they are trying to redefine it out of existence. Similarly, Palestinian attorney Noura Erakat weighs in on Israel’s machinations as it unsuccessfully...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Professor Virginia Tilley, apartheid, attorney Noura Erakat, Israel’s...
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Today's show comes as two entirely independent presentations. For the 1st part of today's show, we take a long look at Palestine’s premier institution of higher education, Birzeit University. Palestinians are among the highest educated people on the face of the Earth. That is the good news. The bad news is that after they get their many degrees, whether it be a BA, Masters degree, PhD, or whatever, there are few jobs and extremely limited opportunities in their field for them when they...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Abdullatif Abuhilyea, Birzeit University, Jefferson Morley, James...
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Palestinian scholar Sreemati Mitter has done an enormous amount of research on the freezing of Arab Palestinian bank accounts by Israel following its declaration of Independence, and she is writing a book about it. She gave this talk in Washington DC, where she was introduced by Yusef Munayyer. Israel not only drove Arab Palestinians off their land and took their homes, it also froze their money, and took it. Sreemati tells the riveting story of how they fought this outrage. They were defeated...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Sreemati Mitter, bank assets, freezing, theft, Truth and Justice Radio
Getman spoke last April in Washington DC. His focus is the power of Christian Evangelical Zionism in the US. Some may be surprised to learn that Christian Zionism, with its antisemitic core, actually predates the formation of Jewish Zionism. Before that, we discuss the frighteningly successful campaign by various vestiges of the Israel lobby to silence pro-Palestinian voices on US campuses. We've personally experienced some of this campaign here at Boston College Radio. Electronic Intifada now...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Thomas Getman, Christian Evangelical Zionism, Electronic Intifada, Al...
Our feature presentation today is a recording of Khalil Jahshan speaking on "The Fake Peace Process." Jahshan delivered this at a conference at the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs. Among other things, Jahshan is the Executive Director of the Arabic Center in Washington, DC. Before that: In the news for the last several weeks is the plight of Khan al-Ahmar, a Bedouin village where, so far, a successful stand is being made to save the village from demolition. A large, around...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Khalil Jahshan, Fake Peace Process, Bedouins, Khan al-Ahmar, demolition,...
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The new Israeli Nation State law continues to gain International focus and condemnation. Though Israel chafes at the mere hint that it is an Apartheid state, the Nation State law boldly sets in Israeli law the legal structure for an Apartheid state. In the age of Trump and Netanyahu, where black is white and up is down, the so called “only democratic state in the Middle East” is, by law, a classic apartheid, antidemocratic state. It is now set down in black and white in the Israeli law...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Alice Rothchild, Fady Khoury, Nation State Law, Apartheid, occupation,...
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Our feature presentation today is a recording of an interview with distinguished Israeli historian, Professor Ilan Pappe. The interview was done by Mike McCormick on a program called Community Forum, part of Mind Over Matters on radio station KEXP, Seattle, Washington. It focuses on Pappe’s latest book, Ten Myths about Israel (2017). Before that, we present an excerpt from Amy Goodman's Democracy Now with the Palestinian voice of Columbia University Professor Rashid Khalidi. It gives a...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Rashid Khalidi, Ilan Pappe, Democracy Now, Community Forum, Amy Goodman,...
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Israel has passed a controversial new “nation-state law” that’s sparking both celebration and fierce debate over the very nature of Israel itself. The law does three big things: 1. It states that “the right to exercise national self-determination” in Israel is “unique to the Jewish people.” 2. It establishes Hebrew as Israel’s official language, and downgrades Arabic — a language widely spoken by Arab Israelis — to a “special status.” 3. It establishes Jewish settlement...
Topic: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Jafar Farah, Nabila Espanioly, Massawa Center, nation-state law,...
This week we sit down for a discussion with Mohamed Eid, who was born and raised in Gaza and worked with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), teaching in the UN schools in Gaza for several years. He currently is studying at the University of North Carolina and Duke University in the specialized field of crisis management. He is joined by Lori Mosher who works with UNRWA USA, a private non profit organization that raises money to support the work of UNRWA. Mohamed and Lori have...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Mohamed Eid, Lori Mosher, UNRWA, Gaza, Trump cutoff, Truth and Justice...
Our feature presentation this week is a speech given by Ahmed Abuznaid at the Palestine Center in Washington, DC where he addresses the Intersectionality of the Palestinian liberation movement with Black Lives Matter. It has become clear that Palestinians and Black Americans face the same kind of struggles, thus joining together gives a bit of promise. Once again we have a presentation that included visuals that you will not be able to see, but the rich narrative allows its use for a radio...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Ahmed Abuznaid, intersectionality, Tufts, Zionist demands, Tom Abowd,...
By now we have all heard the reports that Trump is continuing the US assault on the Palestinian people by cutting off all aid to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA). What does this mean for the Palestinian people, especially those in trapped in Gaza? We address that this morning in a presentation by Mohammed Eid, who was born and who grew up in a refugee camp in the Gaza strip, and who has been working for UNRWA in Gaza. Eid gave this power point presentation in the Palestine...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Mohammed Eid, UNRWA, cutoff, bombings, home demolitions, human warmth,...
Welcome to This Week In Palestine, where each week you will hear the Palestinian narrative, the Palestinian perspective, the Palestinian voice exploring the realities of the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian homeland. You will not hear this narrative very often in the western media, which is why it is important that it is presented each week on This Week In Palestine. Your host is John Roberts. This week’s presentation features Rev. Graylan Hagler, a true force in the Black church, civil...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Graylan Hagler, oppression, gunpoint, papers, Plymouth Congregational...
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Today we have a conversation with the remarkable Palestinian story teller, educator, and activist Fidaa Ataya. This took place during her tour of the US, where she has been conducting workshops and speaking throughout the northeast. Fidaa discovered the power of story-telling on the knee of her Grandmother, and as an educator is now using it as her means of teaching and resisting. She understands the power of story telling. We asked her to tell her story.
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Fidaa Ataya, storyteller, activist, teaching, resisting. Truth and...
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Today we feature Aida Touman-Sliman, a Palestinian citizen of Israel and current member of the Knesset. To her enormous credit, Aida is a constant thorn in the flesh of the Israeli establishment. She focuses on the details of the recently-passed, Orwellian, "Nation-State" law, which officially establishes apartheid as the law in the entire “land of Israel” from river to sea. Also discussed: Trump's continuing weaponization of U.S. foreign aid, for example his cessation of $360...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Aida Touman-Sliman, Knesset, Nation-State law, apartheid, UNWRA, Truth...
Today we feature Norman Finkelstein, political scientist, author, professor and activist, speaking on Gaza, where he has done an enormous amount of research and writing on the systematic Israeli massacre of the Gazan population. He also sharply criticizes the media and especially the major human rights organizations, which have been numbed and to some extent neutralized by the Israeli propaganda machine. Professor Finkelstein reviews the dismal history of these organizations' cowardice and...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Norman Finkelstein, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, war...
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This week our Palestinian voice is that of our old friend Professor Mazin Qumsiyeh, who never fails to challenge us with the depth of his political analysis. Today we feature Mazin speaking to the Jerusalem Fund in Washington, DC on May 22, 2018. His subject: “Mayhem vs. Sanity in Western Asia…Why Palestine is still the issue.” In this extraordinarily wide-ranging speech, Mazin observes that almost every nation in the world is a colonizer or colonized, depending on whether it has nuclear...
Topic: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Mazin Qumsiyeh, Mayhem, Sanity, Museum of Natural History, Beit Sahour,...
AAI (located in Washington DC) serves as a political and policy research arm of the Arab-American community. Zogby was born in the US of Palestinian parents, and is an important Palestinian voice that needs to be heard. Unfortunately, just when Palestinian voices need to be elevated, they are heard less and less frequently in our media, and here he speaks to that issue. Zogby's pertinent book is Arab Voices: What They Are Saying to Us, and Why it Matters (St. Martin's Press, 2012). Here are a...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, American Arab Institute, James Zogby, Mohamed Mohamed, Truth and Justice...
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This is the last of five consecutive shows covering the full-day conference "Balfour’s Legacy: Confronting the Consequences," held on November 11, 2017 at the First Parish Church in Cambridge MA. (The same five shows were originally aired last fall, but in different order.) Long celebrated by Zionists and condemned by justice activists, the so-called Balfour Declaration, 100 years ago, is credited with setting in motion the creation of the state of Israel on Palestinian land ......
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Trump, Michael Flynn, Ali Abunimah, Mueller, FBI, collusion, Balfour,...
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We continue our 5-show coverage of the Balfour Legacy Conference held in Cambridge, Massachusetts on November 11th, 2017, today featuring an extraordinary panel on intersectionality…the relationship of all human rights struggles with each other and the power of that recognition. The first to speak on the panel is Matowin Monroe, co leader of the American Indians of New England. She is also lead organizer for the Indigenous Peoples Day which works to get communities to recognize Indigenous...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Balfour, Intersectionality, Mahtowin Monroe, Gabriel Camacho, Carl...
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Today we offer another of our five shows devoted to covering the conference "Balfour’s Legacy: Confronting the Consequences," held on November 11, 2017 at the First Parish Church in Cambridge MA. This conference commemorates the 100th anniversary of the so-called Balfour Declaration, a 67-word letter in 1917 signed by the openly racist and antisemitic Lord Arthur Balfour, then Britain's Foreign Secretary. It's credited with setting in motion the creation of the state of Israel on...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Balfour Declaration, Hilary Rantisi, Lawrence Davidson, Susan Akram,...
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Long celebrated by Zionists and condemned by justice activists, the so-called Balfour Declaration, 100 years ago, is credited with setting in motion the creation of the state of Israel on Palestinian land ... without consulting Palestinians. On paper, it was a 67-word letter in 1917 signed by the openly racist and antisemitic Lord Arthur Balfour, then Britain's Foreign Secretary. This is one of five consecutive shows covering the conference "Balfour’s Legacy: Confronting the...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Balfour Conference, Amahl Bishara, Anat Biletzki, Rami Khouri, Thomas...
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Today we repeat the first of what will be five consecutive shows, each recorded at the conference titled "Balfour’s Legacy: Confronting the Consequences," held on 11-11-2017 at the First Parish Church in Cambridge MA. This conference commemorated the 100th anniversary of the so-called Balfour Declaration, a 67-word letter in 1917 signed by Lord Arthur Balfour, then Britain's Foreign Secretary. It's credited with setting in motion the creation of the state of Israel on Palestinian...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Yousef Munayyer, keynote, Lord Arthur Balfour, Balfour's Legacy,...
Our feature presentation today is a speech given at the spring conference of the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA) by Professor John Mearsheimer. It is an assessment of the gradually waning power of the massive Israeli Lobby today. Mearsheimer is author, with Stephen Walt, of The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy (Harvard, 2007). He is introduced by WRMEA's Janet McMahon. Go to...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, John Mearsheimer, Stephen Walt, Shir Hever, Janet McMahon, Israeli Lobby,...
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Today we hear we hear an exclusive presentation by Palestinian Expressive Therapist, Khitam Edelbi. Khitam is completing her PhD through Lesley University, while actively conducting an expressive therapy program she created in the West Bank of Palestine. While in Cambridge this summer doing her academic course work, Khitam spoke at a fund raiser, describing her program, and we were there to record it. It begins with an introduction by Susan Jacoby. As Khitam explains, her expressive therapy...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Khitam Edelbi, Susan Jacoby, Expressive Therapy, victims, Israeli...
The diagnosis: colonialism. The prognosis: full recovery. The treatment: resistance. And the formula for successful recovery: diversity. Among Mazin Qumsiyeh's impressive qualifications are his MD degree and genetics professorship at Yale School of Medicine. Thus the basic outline summarized above. In this riveting presentation recently at the Community Church of Boston, he explains why we must recognize, celebrate, and cultivate diversity in all matters. This applies to the environment and to...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Mazin Qumsiyeh, diagnosis, Colonialism, prognosis, Full Recovery,...
In today's full-hour show, we feature a discussion with Palestinian Niam Ateek, Episcopal priest and director of the Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center in Jerusalem. Others include Journalist Max Blumenthal (moderating), and Tarek Abuata of Friends of Sabeel North America. Reverend Ateek tells of the horror when the Zionist soldiers came and evicted him (then age 11), his parents, and 9 siblings from their longtime home which they loved. They were allowed to take only what they could...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Niam Ateek, Max Blumenthal, Tarek Abuata, Nakba, Sabeel, Ecumenical...
Palestinian journalist Ali Abunimah spoke at the annual conference of Washington Report on Middle East Affairs in March of 2018. We present that speech here. After noting that Hillary Clinton was eminently capable of losing even a pristine election, Abunimah reviews the evidence of foreign interference by Russia and finds it unconvincing. Meanwhile, there is lots of evidence of Israeli interference in the opposite direction. And similar forces are trying to prevent the City of Cambridge from...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Ali Abunimah, presidential election, interference, Russia, BDS, HP,...
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In this episode we confront one of the great injustices perpetrated by our criminal justice system, in which systematic corruption is being exposed almost on a daily basis, but even in this climate this case is extraordinary for its injustice. It exposes us. Today we take a look at the conviction and incarceration of the Holy Land Foundation Five. It is but one story of the persecution of the Arab community in this country since 9/11. As Miko Peled describes in his new book, “Injustice, The...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Miko Peled, Holy Land Foundation, disappearances, constitution,...
May 15th was Nakba Commemoration Day. This one is the 70th anniversary of its brutal beginning. It has continued, and even worsened, ever since. Today on This Week In Palestine we dip into our archive to retrieve an early victim's Nakba story. There is no better way to commemorate the Nakba than to share the stories of Palestinians who suffered and continue to suffer from those tragic events. Dr Abdul Fattah Abusrour (director of the Al Rowwad Theater) recounts his own lengthy experience at the...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Abed Abusrour, Al Rowwad, Nakba, Palestine, roughshod, Gaza, Truth and...
War with Iran. Not a day passes that we do not hear our media pundits speculate on this possible disaster. Unfortunately, they have good reason. President Trump is reneging on the Obama signed nuclear treaty with Iran (so much for honoring our word on treaties), and the constant undercurrent is that we are doing this at the behest of Israel. Today's speeches were delivered in March 2018 at a conference put together by the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs. Two months after this, Israeli...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Lawrence Wilkerson, Noura Erakat, War with Iran, Washington Report on...
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This past week we lost a great champion of Palestinian rights, namely Dr. Joel Kovel, who passed away. Kovel was a sharp critic of Zionism, and his meticulously researched books, articles and lectures made him a target of the pro-Israel propaganda machine. Kovel delved deeply into a variety of disciplines, ultimately writing books on several. This breadth is explored at length by Wikipedia's description of his life work https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joel_Kovel). In the context of the...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Joel Kovel, John Grebe, Ken Barney, Palestinian rights, Overcoming...
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Today we return to an examination of censorship issues on US campuses, and feature a fascinating panel of speakers from the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs’ Conference held in March of 2018. Back to back you will hear Dr. Barry Trachtenberg, professor of Judaic Studies at Wake Forest University, followed by Dr. Rabab Abdulhadi, the besieged professor of Middle East Studies at San Francisco State University. As you will hear, it is an interesting pairing of speakers. The introductions...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Barry Trachtenberg, Rabab Abdulhadi, campus censorship, Grant Smith,...
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Today we present a speech by Syracuse University Professor Osamah F. Khalil, author of the book "America’s Dream Palace: Middle East Expertise and the Rise of the National Security State" (Harvard, 2016). His speech, sponsored by the Jerusalem Fund, focuses on the role of right-leaning think tanks like the Brookings Institute in driving U.S. policy toward the Middle East. Typically they support militarism, warmaking, and Israel's continuing war crimes, and ignore any pursuit of...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Osamah Khalil, think tanks, illusory, peace process, America’s Dream...
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Another very full program today. We were fortunate to be present and record for This Week In Palestine a forum held by a collaboration of Harvard student Palestinian support organizations to recognize Nakba week. The forum featured Dr. Cornel West, Philosophy Professor at Harvard University, Randa Wahbe of the Addamer Prison Support and Human Rights Association., and Carl Williams, Staff Attorney at the ACLU of Massachusetts. It was moderated by educator, organizer and activist, Yamila...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Cornel West, Carl Williams, Randa Wahbe, Yamila Hussein Shannan, Harvard...
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Today we feature the passionate voice of the PLO’s Ambassador to the United States, Sam Zumlot. Ambassador Zumlot spoke at a conference sponsored by the Jerusalem Fund and Palestine Center. The presentation begins with introductions. Among Ambassador Zumlot's extensive remarks, one especially stands out: his observation that all of Israel's massive infliction of suffering on the Palestinian community has not improved Israel's so-called "security" even one whit.
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Sam Zumlot, Ambassador, PLO, occupation, Jerusalem Fund, Palestine...
On March 28th, The Cambridge Bethlehem People to People Project held the first of what they hope will be a series of informal coffee house presentations offering films, talks, and discussions concerning the Palestine struggle against Israeli colonialism and apartheid. This first offering took place in conjunction with three Harvard student organizations and was held in Harvard Yard. It featured Palestinian Refugee, Journalist, and filmmaker Ziad Samarouch, who also serves on the staff of the...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Carl Williams, Ziad Samorouch, incarceration, parallels, Israeli...
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Apr 7, 2018 Host John Roberts, speakers Virginia Tilley and Ian Williams
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As promised, we are returning to our coverage of the 5th annual Conference on the Israeli Lobby, sponsored by the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs. It was held in Washington DC in early March of 2018. Exposing the machinations of the Lobby, especially AIPAC and its inordinate influence over the US President and Congress is crucial to exposing the distortions and lies of the Lobby which have controlled American opinion on the Israel/Palestine issue for decades. Today we hear back-to-back...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Virginia Tilley, Ian Williams, apartheid, two-state, United Nations,...
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In what is becoming an annual event, The Washington Report on Middle East Affairs holds a conference where it discusses the Israeli Lobby and its impact on American Policy. The conference brings together a treasure trove of amazing speakers and each year we bring those speakers to you on this radio program. The conference this year, 2018, was held March 2nd in Washington DC. Over the next several weeks we will broadcast many of the presentations from the conference, beginning this morning with...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Gideon Levy, keynote, Zionist Tango, Washington Report, Middle East...
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Ilan Pappe, the Israeli Historian, has written a new book, The Biggest Prison on Earth: A History of the Occupied Territories. It is an important follow-up to his seminal work, The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine. He concluded his current US Book Tour with a presentation to a packed house at Friends Meeting Center, Cambridge, MA. That presentation constitutes our total program today. This event was introduced and moderated by UMass Boston Professor, Leila Farsakh. As Pappe explains and concludes,...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Ilan Pappe, Leila Farsakh, Peace process, Occupation, Apartheid, Biggest...
Today we feature an in-depth historical analysis of the many Israeli laws and policies which define the legal structure for its discriminatory, apartheid state. Boston University law school professor Susan Akram lays it all out in a presentation she gave at Harvard’s JFK School of Government. Akram directs BU Law’s International Human Rights Clinic, where she supervises students engaged in international advocacy in domestic, international, regional, and UN fora. She is a recognized expert...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Susan Akram, apartheid, moral army, fawning politicians, AIPAC, Jim Crow,...
Our feature presentation today is a talk Yousef Munayyer delivered at the Harvard JFK School of Government. He discusses US policy regarding Palestine and Israel, and especially Trump's part in it. He emphasizes the importance of actually visiting Palestine to begin to understand the situation. Munnayer is Palestinian and also a citizen of Israel and the United States. He is a writer and political analyst and currently Executive Director of the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights. Before that,...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Yousef Munayyer, Mazin Qumsiyeh, Harvard, Tamimi, Trump, Israeli racist...
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Mar 10, 2018 Truth and Justice Radio (truthandjusticeradio.org)
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“Muslim bans, refugee bans, ending DACA: How did we get here, what do we do?” This was the subject of a community forum 12-5-2017 held at Harvard Law School, with 5 speakers. Truth and Justice Radio (TJR) was there to record. The Moderator is Anwar Omeish (Fear, Inc.), who ably introduces each speaker. TJR's Stan Robinson provides an upfront preintroduction for the radio. (2:02) 1-Ayesha Kazmi, District 7 organizer for ISBCC The origins of American Islamophobia (25:19) 2-Saher Selod...
Topics: Islamophobia, Harvard Law School, Anwar Omeish, Fear Inc., Ayesha Kazmi, ISBCC, Saher Selod,...
On This Week In Palestine, we have been following the attempts of the Zionist propaganda machine to silence Palestinian voices and movements on campuses across the country, such as Students for Justice in Palestine and the BDS Movement. We often hear how Jewish students complain that such voices, movements and organizations create an “unsafe” environment for them, and that pro Palestinian political activity is anti-Semitic. Such allegations were made by Jewish students during the hearing on...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Rabab Abdulhadi, Tom Abowd, Tufts, San Francisco State University, BDS,...
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Ali Abunimah is a second generation Palestinian journalist and a founder and the driving force of the Electronic Intifadah. His books include: One Country: A Bold Proposal to End the Israeli-Palestinian Impasse (2007), and The Battle for Justice in Palestine (2014). He is one of the strongest proponents of the One State solution and the BDS movement, and a prolific Palestinian voice speaking throughout the world. Today we feature a presentation he gave at Bowdoin College (a University) as a...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Ali Abunimah, Bowdoin College, One State, BDS, Electronic Intifadah,...
Again this week we have an original feature presentation that will fill our entire time. Israeli human rights attorney Michael Sfard spoke at the Harvard Hillel Society in Cambridge, and we were there to record it for This Week In Palestine. Sfard is one of those rare attorneys obsessed with a passion to represent those in society being abused by the system…which in his society is the Palestinians. But he is quick to say that in so doing, he is also striving to save the soul of his country,...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Michael Sfard, Arthur Applbaum, Isabel Slavinsky, Harvard Hillel, The...
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Now that the mythical two-state "solution" is clearly dead, Israeli anthropologist and activist, Jeff Halper, co founder of the Israeli Coalition Against House Demolitions, is working with a group of Palestinians and Israelis to develop a possible framework for what a truly democratic, inclusive, one state could look like. He spoke to a group in Bremen, Germany, where he outlined what this unique group has come up with for this new democratic one state vision. Excerpts from this...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Jeff Halper, democratic, inclusive, one state, Bremen, Israeli Coalition...
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Our feature presentation today is another of the conversations that a group of Boston area travelers had on their trip to Palestine/Israel through the GRALTA Foundation. They sat down with Ray Dolphin of the United Nations Office of the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), who is assigned to Palestine/Israel. The UN plays a limited, but critical role in maintaining the daily affairs of the Palestinian people living under occupation. Ray Dolphin discusses that role in this informal...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Ray Dolphin, Rami Khouri, OCHA, GRALTA, Rami Khoury, humanitarian...
Today we talk about the plight of Palestinian children who, on a daily basis, are abused by the Israeli military and the Israeli military court system. Increasingly, stories of the midnight arrests of children, such as Ahed Tamimi, and the stories of their detentions are being published by the western media. The issue has become so visible and extreme that a bill, HR 4391 Promoting Human Rights By Ending Israeli Military Detention of Palestinian Children Act has been introduced into the US...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Ivan Karakashian, GRALTA, Ahed Tamimi, military detention, military...
Today we start with an extensive Mondoweiss article on Israel's new "blacklist" assault on human rights proponents. Israel continues to be obsessed by the success of the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement. Israel is trying to legislate against it at both the state and federal level, and is now attempting to prevent its proponents from entering Israel, which includes the Palestinian territories. Following that, we'll share a speech by Columbia University Professor Rashid...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Israeli blacklist, BDS, Rashid Khalidi, Balfour, UN, Omar Barghouti,...
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This week we feature the voice of Palestinian historian Joseph Massad who spoke at Harvard University during Anti-apartheid Week as part of a series of events sponsored by the Harvard Palestine Solidarity Committee. Joseph Massad is Professor of Modern Arab Politics and Intellectual History at Columbia University. This talk was followed by a robust Q&A session, from which we shall hear one exchange. It is from a student concerned that should the walls come down in Israel, and 5 to 6 million...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Joseph Massad, Anti-apartheid week, Steve Low, Truth and Justice Radio
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Jan 8, 2018 TJR host and presenter Bob Funke
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"The Christmas Truce": the numerous holiday episodes of brotherly fraternization of soldiers with their opposites 1914-1916 and beyond, ignoring orders of brass. The soldiers visited, shared pictures, sang together, played soccer matches, and exchanged gifts. This is a reflection of the insanity of war. This compilation was presented by Truth and Justice Radio’s host, Bob Funke, on Christmas Eve 2017, but we believe it’s timeless. Bob is a Purple Heart-awarded veteran of the...
Topics: Christmas Truce, Bob Funke, Christmas, Truce, Fraternization, War Is A Racket, War, Racket, Smedley...
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Today our Palestinian voice is that of Sahar Francis, an attorney with Ademeer, a Palestinian Prison support and human rights advocacy organization. She spoke at the Harvard Law School and we were there to record her presentation. Here is a first hand account of the stark realities of Palestinian life under Israeli military occupation. In Israel's apartheid "justice" system, Israelis are largely pampered and protected. Meanwhile, every Palestinian family has members now or recently...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Sahar Francis, Ademeer, Israeli military occupation, Palestinian justice,...
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We finally wrap up our coverage of the Balfour Legacy Conference held in Cambridge, Massachusetts on November 11th, 2017, today featuring an extraordinary panel on intersectionality…the relationship of all human rights struggles with each other and the power of that recognition. The first to speak on the panel is Matowin Monroe, co leader of the American Indians of New England. She is also lead organizer for the Indigenous Peoples Day which works to get communities to recognize Indigenous...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Balfour, Intersectionality, Mahtowin Monroe, Gabriel Camacho, Carl...
Today we continue our coverage of the Balfour Legacy Conference held on November 11th In Cambridge. But first we take a look at the emerging story involving the confession of Former US National Security Advisor Michael Flynn to lying to the FBI about efforts of the incoming Trump Administration to help Israel avoid censure at the UN Security Council concerning its illegal settlements on occupied Palestinian land. The mainstream media is handling this as a story involving Flynn’s collusion...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Trump, Michael Flynn, Ali Abunimah, Mueller, FBI, collusion, Balfour...
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Long celebrated by Zionists and condemned by justice activists, the so-called Balfour Declaration, 100 years ago, is credited with setting in motion the creation of the state of Israel on Palestinian land ... without consulting Palestinians. On paper, it was a 67-word letter in 1917 signed by Lord Arthur Balfour, then Britain's Foreign Secretary. This is the THIRD of five consecutive shows covering the conference "Balfour’s Legacy: Confronting the Consequences," held on November...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Balfour Conference, Amahl Bishara, Anat Biletzki, Rami Khouri, Thomas...
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Today we offer the SECOND of five consecutive shows covering the conference titled "Balfour’s Legacy: Confronting the Consequences," held on November 11th at the First Parish Church in Cambridge MA. This conference commemorates the 100th anniversary of the so-called Balfour Declaration, a 67-word letter in 1917 signed by Lord Arthur Balfour, then Britain's Foreign Secretary. It's credited with setting in motion the creation of the state of Israel on Palestinian land, without...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Balfour Declaration, Hilary Rantisi, Lawrence Davidson, Susan Akram,...
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Dec 2, 2017 Speaker: Dave Lewit
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Dave Lewit spoke recently at the Community Church of Boston (CCB) on the subject "What Would Gandhi Do? Exploring the underpinnings and current applicability of the Mahatma's thought and action." Truth and Justice Radio was there and recorded it. His full prepared text is available at https://archive.org/details/TJR-171029-DaveLewit, the companion posting of this event. With Americans and the world facing climate or nuclear doom, and with irresponsible corporations in charge, can we...
Topics: Dave Lewit, Community Church of Boston, Mohandas Gandhi, Mahatma, satyagraha, Jesus, Dharma, Salt...
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Today we feature the first of what will be five consecutive shows, each recorded at the conference titled "Balfour’s Legacy: Confronting the Consequences," held on November 11th at the First Parish Church in Cambridge MA. This conference commemorates the 100th anniversary of the so-called Balfour Declaration, a 67-word letter in 1917 signed by Lord Arthur Balfour, then Britain's Foreign Secretary. It's credited with setting in motion the creation of the state of Israel on...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Yousef Munayyer, keynote, Balfour's Legacy, Consequences, Alliance for...
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Why go against the grain? Today, renegade Israeli journalist and activist Haggai Matar presents startling revelations about Israeli editors' censorship of honest reporting of stories where Palestinians are involved. Matar is Executive Director of a publication company which publishes a blog-based web magazine in English titled "+972" and a parallel publication published in Hebrew titled "Local Call." Both publications are known for their critical coverage of the Israeli...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Haggai Matar, Israeli journalist, +972, Local Call, bias, censorship,...
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Today we feature the linking of voices from two different cultures, each representing a people who have faced ethnic cleansing, colonial occupation, and military exploitation: the Palestinians and the Native Americans. There are similarities to their struggles, which is why intersectionality is becoming a dominant theme of activist organizers working for human rights throughout the world. First you will hear Farouz Sharqawi, representing Grassroots Jerusalem, and then Madonna Thunder Hawk from...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Courageous Women, Farouz Sharqawi, Donna Thunder Hawk, Nakba, Jerusalem,...
Lubnah Shomali discusses BADIL's comprehensive, rights-based approach to the Palestinian-Israeli so-called conflict, and the applicability of international humanitarian and human rights law on forced population transfer, refugees, and internally displaced persons (IDPs). She spoke recently at the public library in Lincoln, MA. As she explains, displaced Palestinians have certain rights by law. Among them are the right of return and the right to live in dignity pending return. Israel refuses to...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Steve Low, Lubnah Shomali, BADIL, forced population transfer, refugees,...
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Today we feature a conversation with our longtime friend, Palestinian scientist and activist Mazin Qumsiyeh. Mazin did research and taught medical genetics at both Yale and Duke Universities before returning to his hometown of Bethlehem in the West Bank of Palestine. He has authored 4 books, including the “must read” Sharing the Land of Canaan: Human Rights and the Israeli-Palestinian struggle. He founded the Palestine Museum of Natural History at Bethlehem University, where he also...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Mazin Qumsiyeh, Sharing the Land of Canaan, Bethlehem University, Balfour...
Our feature presentation today is an informal conversation with Jeff Halper, Israeli activist and former prof. of Anthropology at Ben Gurion University, and a co-founder of the Israeli Committee Against Home Demolitions, an activist group that physically opposed the demolition of Palestinian homes as acts of resistance against the occupation. Jeff is a frequent guest on This Week In Palestine, and this particular conversation takes place in a restaurant where a delegation from the United States...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Omar Karmi, Jeff Halper, governance, constitution, progressive one-state...
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Oct 18, 2017 Host John Roberts
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This week we feature a conversation with Israeli journalist, Gideon Levy, who writes for the Israeli newspaper Haaretz. Levy met with a visiting delegation from the United States in Israel sponsored by the Tree of Life Foundation. Gideon Levy pulls no punches when he speaks and writes. We were fortunate to receive this conversation from a member of the delegation who recorded it exclusively for This Week In Palestine. Like many of our other guests, but unlike the Israeli mainstream, Levy...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Gideon Levy, Haaretz, Tree of Life Foundation, one-state solution, Truth...
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Each year the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University honors the late Hilda Silverman, a beloved activist for Palestinian Rights, in a lecture series named in her honor. Today we bring you this year's memorial lecture given my Martha Myers, an American born woman who has spent her life working with a variety of organizations throughout the Middle East. She married a Palestinian man, lived in Gaza initially, before then working in development organizations throughout the Middle...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Hilda Silverman, Martha Myers, women's rights, Palestine, This Week In...
Madelyn Hoffman spoke on October 1st at Community Church of Boston. The event was titled "Stop the Endless Wars!" She focused on U.S. aggression and war promotion throughout the Middle East, with an especially clear view of Syria. Hoffman has been the Executive Director of New Jersey Peace Action and the NJ Peace Action Education Fund since August 2000. She writes a regular column for the Bloomfield Life newspaper and is a contributor to Op-Ed News. She has traveled as a peacemaker to...
Topics: Madelyn Hoffman, Stop the Endless Wars, war promotion, Syria, Community Church of Boston, Truth and...
Those of us concerned about the future of the Palestinian people view that future with increasing trepidation, not only because of the increasing severity of the Israeli military occupation, the continuing financial and political support of the United States, but also because of the unstable political environment and lack of leadership. Hamas rules Gaza, Fatah rules the West Bank, and those parties are continually at each other’s throats. Why is the political scene so chaotic and where is the...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Rashid Khalidi, Suad Amiry, Nader Hashemi, Riz Khan, Hamas, Gaza, Fatah,...
Today's show is in three parts, as the title suggests. The first two are disturbing news stories, and the third is an interview with Israeli journalist Max Blumenthal. We begin with a story out of Bethlehem…the wanton Israeli destruction of a brand new, desperately needed, internationally funded school the very day before school started. Sharen Khalel reports this in Mondoweiss, which.we read. Our next story involves the outrageous arrest of Issa Amro, Palestinian activist and voice of the...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, new school, bulldozers, Sharen Khalel, Issa Amro, Ayman Quwasmeh, Max...
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Today we present one of the most remarkable Israeli speakers we know of, Miko Peled. He is introduced by a most remarkable American, Jill Stein, MD. The subject: why we all need to engage in Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel and all Israeli enterprises. He spoke at the Community Church of Boston on August 28, 2017. Miko Peled was raised in a Zionist household, and is the son of a renowned IDFgeneral. His recent book: The General’s Son: Journey of an Israeli in Palestine....
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Miko Peled, Jill Stein, General's Son, BDS, Community Church of Boston,...
Today we feature a speech given by Columbia University Professor Rashid Khalidi during Columbia’s Anti Apartheid Rally, March 1st, 2017. His topic: Palestine in the Age of Trump. First Khalidi is introduced, then he presents. We apologize for the harsh audio distortion in that recording. We'll replace it if we can find a better one. But first, we read a speech on commonality delivered at a rally in Chicago by Lesley Williams, an Afro-American of the Jewish Faith and member of Jewish Voice for...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Rashid Khalidi, Lesley Williams, Racism, Neo-Fascism, Palestine, Age of...
"Law and order": that's the magical solution to all problems, according to numerous politicians and thought leaders throughout this country and its favorite ally, Israel. Today we learn a few things about the meaning of Israeli law and order -- for Palestinians. In the spring of 2017, the Palestinian Solidarity Committee at Harvard held a forum on campus featuring Palestinian and other voices exploring the realities of the Israeli occupation. Today we will hear just two of those...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Nadia Ben Youssef, Randa Wahbe, Palestinian Solidarity Committee, Harvard...
We begin today by reading from an article by Ali Abunimah at Electronic Intifada. He reports that the Israel Lobby's facade of "fighting antisemitism" by enacting draconian penalties for boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) activity has finally begun to break down. The U.S. constitution, with Senator Elizabeth Warren at its side, seems to have gotten in the way. As first reported by E.I. in April, the Israel Anti-Boycott Act is the most draconian of the dozens of bills introduced...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Ali Abunimah, anti-BDS bill, Khitam Edelbi, Expressive therapy, Israeli...
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Truth and Justice Radio aired the initial 30 minutes of this on August 20, 2017. The completion of Professor Pall's talk, including Q&A (interspersed throughout and 10+ minutes at the end), continued for another 73 minutes, not terribly convenient for radio. In order to address this problem, we are now posting THREE sound files: (1) those initial 30 minutes, (2) the remaining 73 minutes, and (3) the entire 103 minutes with no interruption. If you're equipped for video, you may wish to view...
Topics: Wireless Tech, Health Effects, Forum, Cece Doucette, Martin Pall, Cellphone, Cell tower, Wifi, GPS,...